SOURCE: Liolios Group, Inc.

Liolios Group, Inc.

March 25, 2013 08:01 ET

Liolios Group Opens Canadian Office, Appoints John MacLennan Managing Director

NEWPORT BEACH, CA and TORONTO--(Marketwire - Mar 25, 2013) - Liolios Group, Inc., a leading financial communications firm headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., representing micro to mid-cap companies, has opened a new office in Toronto, Ontario to expand the firm's global presence and serve its growing list of Canadian clients.

John MacLennan has been appointed managing director of the new office, responsible for Canadian client services, including outreach to Canadian and U.S. investors, money managers, equity analysts and financial press on behalf of Liolios Group clients. MacLennan is a veteran finance and capital markets executive with more than 30 years of experience in senior-level management, institutional sales, corporate finance and investor relations across a broad range of industries. 

"We welcome John to our expanding team of seasoned IR professionals," said Scott Liolios, president of Liolios Group. "Our clients will benefit from his extensive experience in developing and managing relations at the highest levels of business and government in Canada. As head of our new Canadian office, he will help our Canadian clients develop and execute effective IR strategies, as well as assist them in successfully navigating the capital markets in the U.S., Canada and abroad."

Over the course of more than three decades, MacLennan has served in senior executive positions for leading global financial institutions, acquiring broad financial, M&A and business development experience along with valuable corporate contacts around the world. He served more than 11 years at Merrill Lynch, first in institutional sales and then as executive director of non-U.S. equities for Merrill Lynch International in London, England, and finally as Merrill's senior vice president and director of capital markets in Canada.

MacLennan also previously held positions of managing director of capital markets for National Bank Financial, as well as vice president and director of First Boston, Canada (now Credit Suisse). More recently, he was a senior vice president and director of corporate finance at KPMG and Ernst & Young, and a partner with CREVA Group focusing on corporate finance and M&A.

"Liolios Group offers public companies a well-established, proven platform to introduce their stories to a proprietary list of highly-qualified contacts in the investment communities of both Canada and the U.S.," commented MacLennan. "For Canadian companies looking to expand their investor base to the U.S., Liolios Group offers a well-structured, turn-key program that can produce immediate results."

MacLennan is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Industry and has passed the NYSE Series 7 examinations. He earned his B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario and MBA from Queen's University.

About Liolios Group
Liolios Group, Inc. is a highly selective and comprehensive investor relations firm specializing in micro to mid-cap companies. Liolios Group aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, analyst and financial press coverage, and capital attraction. Founded in 1999 in Newport Beach, California, Liolios Group's senior partners each have more than 16 years of experience in finance and investments, and have represented more than 125 companies in a wide range of industries. For more information about Liolios Group, go to

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:
    John MacLennan, Managing Director
    Tel 416.644.8688
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    Scott Liolios, President
    Tel 949-574-3860
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